New to acupuncture? Try AcuDetox

New to Acupuncture? Try AcuDetox, which uses just 5 points

New to acupuncture? Looking for an acupuncture introduction? AcuDetox is acupuncture performed on the ears at 5 strategic acupoints. You just sit back in a comfortable, zero-gravity chair and relax.


AcuDetox Is a Well Developed Protocol

The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) developed AcuDetox in 1985 for managing behavioral health symptoms, including addiction. This evidence-based technique has demonstrated its ability to help:

  • Reduce cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine
  • Minimize withdrawal symptoms and cravings
  • Reduce anxiety and agitation
  • Increase calmness and concentration
  • Increase energy
  • Improve sleep

In addition, research studies report other clinical benefits such as reduction in trauma, PTSD and ADHD symptoms, improved mood and overall health as well as the discovery of inner quiet and strength.


AcuDetox Works With Just Five Acupuncture Points

AcuDetox uses five ear acupuncture points that stimulate major detoxification organs and associated emotions. The treatment is deeply restorative and patients often experience an immediate sense of relaxation and calm.

Take a look at how each of the five acupuncture points helps remove toxins from the body.

Shenmen (or Spirit gate): Calms and relaxes.
This point grounds the body and calms the spirit, helping alleviate anxiety, depression, cravings, sleeplessness and body aches and pains. The Shenmen point opens the door to inner awareness and helps patients relax emotionally and evolve spiritually.

Sympathetic (sympathetic nervous system): Relieves tension and pain. Relaxes the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight response), allowing its counterpart, the parasympathetic system (ability to relax) to kick in.

Kidney: Strengthens willpower, releases fears and unwanted toxins.
The kidney represents the state of your current health. A healthy kidney supports physical and psychological balance. It also aids digestion.

Liver: Detoxifies and improves circulation.
A healthy liver is associated with more easily resolving anger, frustration and depression, and with keeping both the emotions and the body’s systems moving smoothly.

Lung: Aids respiration, releases sadness and grief, detoxifies.
This point helps strengthen the immune system and protect the body from disease. It also helps with breathing ailments caused by smoking, colds, flu, and asthma. The Lung point helps the body excrete alcohol and other drugs; this detoxification can also help clear skin.


AcuDetox is Great For Those New to Acupuncture

For patients new to acupuncture, AcuDetox is a great first treatment. You can get to know your licensed practitioner and his/her tailored approach for your optimal wellness. Contact Juvenate Healing in Tempe to learn more about getting started on holistic healing.